100 Greatest Film Themes: Take 2

Composed by: Various Artists

Performed by: Various Artists

Distributed by: Silva Screen Records

Reviewed by Melissa Minners


            Everyone knows that movies are more than just visuals and special effects.  Often times, it is the music composed for the musical scores of these films that helps make the movies special.  To honor such artistry, on July 13, 2010, Silva Screen Records will release the fifth album in its “100” series, 100 Greatest Film Themes: Take 2, featuring some of the most memorable music in 70 years of filmmaking.

            The album is six discs in length and features music from 100 different films from the classic age to the modern period.  I was fortunate enough to receive a sample from this album and I have to say that this may be one of the best compilations ever created by Silva Screen Records.  In my eleven-song sample of the 100 Greatest Film Themes: Take 2 set, I received music from such older films like Born Free and From Russia with Love to newer films like The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Avatar.  I found myself smiling as each successive track in my sample played, realizing that if I was so happy with this small sampling of the music to be found on this set, imagine just how elated I would be owning the entire album.

            Just think of all the songs available on this six disc set.  If you want music from the classics, there are songs like the Citizen Kane Overture, the theme from Laura, America from West Side Story, The Shadow of Your Smile from The Sandpiper and Scene D’Amour from Vertigo.  Looking for more modern music?  How about Misirlou from Pulp Fiction, the theme from Halloween, Axel F from Beverly Hills Cop, the theme from The Terminator, or the theme from Ghostbusters?  Not modern enough?  How about Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, A Sense of Touch from Crash, Driving with the Top Down from Iron Man, or Latika’s Theme from Slumdog Millionaire?

            The 100 Greatest Film Themes: Take 2 has all the film music you can ask for and more on a six CD set well worth the $50+ asking price.  This is a film collection of a lifetime that would make any film music aficionado extremely happy.


For feedback, visit our message board or e-mail the author at